Motorola Moto G4 Play Review: Plans | Pricing | Specs

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The Motorola Moto G4 Play is a budget phone. If you’re not fussed about having the latest and greatest and just want a plain smartphone to get on with the job, it’s perfectly suitable.

5 inches

Display size

720 x 1280px

16GB

Internal storage

8 MP

Rear camera

2,800 mAh

Battery size

Finder rated as Average vs similar phones

Details

Display

Camera

Physical dimensions

Connectivity

Power, storage and battery

Device features

Display size 5 inches
Resolution 720 x 1280
Pixels per inch (PPI) 294
Rear camera megapixels 8MP
Rear camera aperture size f/2.2
Video recording 1080p
Front camera megapixels 5MP
Front camera aperture size f/2.2
Dimensions 144.4mm x 72mm x 9.9mm
Weight 137g
NFC No
Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
Network category speed Category 4
Processor Snapdragon 410
RAM 2
Operating system Android 6
Internal storage

16GB

External storage support Up to 128GB
Battery capacity 2,800mAh
Headphone jack Yes
Fingerprint sensor No
Water resistance N/A
Wireless charging No
Launch price (RRP)$279
Launch date2016-08
Motorola Moto G4 Play

The good

  • Great Battery life
  • Dual SIM
  • Fast charging
  • Clean Android UI
  • Acceptable camera

The could-be-better

  • Incredibly generic design
  • Mediocre performance

Motorola's Moto G4 Play is a budget phone that doesn't pretend to be anything else, meaning it's neither exciting nor disappointing.

One of the key reasons that Android has been able to take a commanding position in Australian smartphone sales has been thanks to the large number of budget-priced handsets on the market. Not that long ago paying less than $300 for a handset meant putting up with all sorts of compromises, but as technology has improved many of those compromises have been removed. You still won’t get world-beating performance, but phones such as the Motorola Moto G4 Play offer enough power and battery life for most everyday uses.

Design

  • Basic, utilitarian design
  • Motorola doesn't bog down the clean Android experience

Camera

  • Totally functional camera that'll do the job well enough

Performance

  • Adequate for simple day-to-day tasks
  • Complex apps and games will slow it down

Battery life

  • 2,800mAh battery is plenty for a budget phone
  • Can achieve all-day battery life without an issue

Verdict

  • A solid and dependable smartphone for those on a budget

Pricing and availability

Motorola Moto G4 Play

A basic smartphone you can depend on

Forget fancy designs and hyper-powered hardware; the Motorola Moto G4 Play just delivers simple smartphone functionality at an affordable price.

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  • The Motorola Moto G4 Play is no longer available from Australian retailers.

Motorola Moto G4 Play specs

Display

Camera

Physical dimensions

Connectivity

Power, storage and battery

Device features

Display size 5 inches
Resolution 720 x 1280
Pixels per inch (PPI) 294
Rear camera megapixels 8MP
Rear camera aperture size f/2.2
Video recording 1080p
Front camera megapixels 5MP
Front camera aperture size f/2.2
Dimensions 144.4mm x 72mm x 9.9mm
Weight 137g
NFC No
Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
Network category speed Category 4
Processor Snapdragon 410
RAM 2
Operating system Android 6
Internal storage

16GB

External storage support Up to 128GB
Battery capacity 2,800mAh
Headphone jack Yes
Fingerprint sensor No
Water resistance N/A
Wireless charging No

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